The National Governors Association embraces the idea of spending more federal money on early childhood education while urging the federal government to give states flexibility in how they spend the money.
It’s easy these days to dwell on the world’s cruelties, or to yield to the isolation of technology. Curbside kindnesses remind us that sharing is alive and well.
No one is less free than a man, woman or child who must live in fear of death.
The amount of outstanding student loans soared past the trillion-dollar mark several years ago, an amount greater than either credit card debt or auto loan debt.
Flight MH370 is Malaysia's nightmare in more ways than one. Unprecedented in aviation history, it challenges the ingenuity of a small, economically emerging nation.
Rosman argues HB 1303 could create problems for instructor oversight and could create the perception that a school is sponsoring a particular religion.
If Republican leaders try to override special-interest tax break vetoes this fall, Nixon must be prepared to slash proposed spending for state programs as early as next month.
Accountability is the responsibility of all parties involved, and should not be only considered at the end of the situation — it should be a process explained when an idea is conceived.
This matters because lower-income residents pay a higher proportion of their incomes in sales tax but use the highways less than average. Meanwhile, the truck operators who stand to benefit greatly from road investments hardly would be impacted.
Using a church sanctuary for the comfort and convenience of students and parents on a big day in their lives is not an endorsement of the church's religious views.
Europe is much stricter than our country about what kinds of chemicals get into the food chain. Europeans don’t find many — if any — artificial dyes in their food. They can also rest assured that their cows aren’t shot up with artificial growth hormones. Regulation did that.
Changing the state constitution to give extra protection to an industry that has had its way in Missouri since the founding of the state shuts consumers out completely.
The governor contends the measures will punch a $425 million hole in the state’s budget, as well as diminish revenues for local governments. Proponents of the measure should respond with facts about the financial repercussions.
There are plenty of candidates for leisure reading this summer. First up is something that certainly fulfills that "not-so-complicated plot" requirement for a beach read.
For many in Brazil, a country with a long love affair with fútbol, not to mention more than its share of World Cup victories, the costs are just too much.
If Gov. Jay Nixon fails to veto the two gun bills on his desk, Missouri is likely to experience an uptick in gun violence. The bills would make it more difficult for police officers to protect themselves and the public.
Petitions threaten to overturn City Council development actions, but downtown zoning and overflowing sewers are issues the public and the council should agree on.